In 1981 I found myself on the side of a road asking Jesus to take control of my life. Since that time, I have been freed from the addictions which bound me and gone on to serve my Lord for some thirty-five years as a bi-vocational minister. It was while preaching a message in a church I was serving that God spoke to me and I realized that just telling others what to do was not enough. They needed someone to sympathize, empathize, and help them to overcome those things which were binding them. This led me to pursue training as a professional Christian counselor. This training included a degree in Christian Counseling from Luther Rice University and a Master’s in Human Services Counseling: Addictions and Recovery from Liberty University. These are in addition to my Associates degree in Divinity and a variety of other specialized training which I have received over the years.
On a personal level this training has been invaluable to both me and my wife of 45 years as after having reared three children and having several grandchildren, we adopted two special needs children with emotional problems. These two beautiful children continue to present challenges but have also given us a special understanding of families with “difficult or special needs” children and the problems they face. We understand!
Finally, whether it is difficult children, marital problems or addictions, I have been there, I understand, and I want to help.
Memberships and Affiliations
The Board of Examiners for Georgia Christian Counselors and Therapists (GBOE): Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC) #01177735
Georgia Christian Counselors Association (GCCA): Professional Member
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI): Professional Member
Certified Chaplain: The Institute of Spiritual Health and Wellness, 1 Unit (400 hrs) of Clinical Pastoral Education.